Veeam Certified Architect (VMCE9-A)

Veeam Certified Architect is the highest level of Veeam technical certifications. Engineers who complete both VMCE and VMCE-Advanced: Design & Optimization programs (courses + exams) will be granted with the "Veeam Certified Architect" (VMCA) title by Veeam.
This Veeam Certified Architect course consists of the two courses which lead to VMCA status.
The Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) course is a 3 day technical deep-dive focused on teaching IT professionals the skills to deploy, configure, manage, and support a Veeam Availability Suite v9 solution. With extensive hands-on-labs, the class enables administrators and engineers to effectively manage data, in an ever-changing technical and business environment, bringing tangible benefit to business in the digital world.
This course is based on Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 4.

The Veeam Certified Engineer Advanced: Design & Optimization (VMCE-A) is a two-day technical deep dive Advanced Design and Optimization training course focused on teaching IT professionals the skills to effectively size, scope, design, optimize, automate and troubleshoot a Veeam Availability Suite deployment. The class also covers security, audit and compliance considerations when working with Veeam Availability Suite. This class is designed for those who have already taken the three-day VMCE Standard course and want to acquire the Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA) designation.
Target Audience
System Administrators, Engineers and Architects responsible for multiple Veeam deployments as a professional services consultant or those within large, diverse clients providing centralized IT services to the wider business.

Attendees should be experienced professionals with exceptional knowledge of servers, storage, networks and virtualization. Experienced with Veeam.
Course Objectives
This certification is an excellent investment for an IT professional looking to increase productivity, reduce operating costs, increase potential for personal career advancement and gain recognition from the employer and customers.
By completing the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) course you should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of Veeam Availability Suite and how to work with the components relevant to their environment
  • Effectively manage data availability in onsite, offsite, cloud and hybrid environments
  • Ensure both Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) are met
  • Deploy and configure Veeam Availability suite for their environment, ensuring data is protected effectively and performance of CPU, network and storage is maximized
  • Provide visibility of the business data assets, produce effective reports and dashboards to monitor performance and risks
  • Conduct basic troubleshooting and analysis
By completing the VMCE-A: Design & Optimization course, together with the VMCE Standard certification, you will be able to:
  • Maximize your expertise on consulting/professional services for the Veeam Availability Suite solution
  • Aim for the VMCA title and comply with some of the certifications requirements for Platinum ProPartners and Veeam Accredited Service Partners (VASPs)
  • Gain professional advantage with the highest level of Veeam technical certification
  • Aim for career advancement

Leads to Certification
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Course Modules
Days 1-3: Veeam Certified Engineer
Overview of Veeam products
  • Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform
  • Key Concepts
  • VMCE evolution: VMCE, VMCE-ADO and VMCA
  • Preparing for exam - What to study?
  • Your Individual Training Environment
  • Veeam Backup & Replication Components
  • Mandatory Compnents
  • Optical Components
  • Non-Configurable Additional Components
  • Components Example
  • Data location tagging
General Options
  • Backup I/O Control
  • Global Notification Settings
  • Managing Data Transfer Connections
  • Setting Network Traffic Rules
  • Preferred Networks
Creating Virtual Machine Backups
  • 3-2-1 Rule
  • Backup Methods
  • Changed Block Tracking
  • Data size optimization
  • Storage integration
  • Creating VM/File Copy Jobs
  • Scheduling
  • Creating Restore Points with VeeamZIP
  • Creating Restore Points with Quick Backup
Creating Agent Backups
  • Why Agents?
  • Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows
  • Veeam Agents for Linux
  • Veeam Agent Management
  • Protection Groups
  • Agent Jobs
Recovery from Backup
  • Instant VM Recovery
  • Full VM recovery
  • VM File Recovery
  • Extract Utility
Object Recovery
  • Application-Item Recovery
    • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange
    • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory
    • Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server
    • Veeam Explorer for Oracle
  • Guest OS Recovery
  • Instant File Level Recovery
Creating Replicas
  • Insight into Replication
  • Reducing Amount of Transferred Data
  • Resume on Disconnect
Recovery from Replicas
  • Recovery from a Replica
  • Failover
  • Failback
  • Failover Plan
  • Planned Failover
Creating Backup Copies
  • Backup Copy Job Functionality
  • Backup Copy Process
  • Backup Copy Architecture
  • Retention Policy
  • GFS Description
  • GFS Illustration
  • Additional Options
Creating Tape Backups
  • Send Files and Backups to Tape
  • Backup Options
  • Tape Server
  • Organization in Tape Infrastructure
  • Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for Tapes
  • Tape Parallel Processing
  • GFS Media Pools
Backup Repository Functionality
  • Impact of File Systems
  • Impact on Destination Storage
  • Scale Out Backup Repository
    • Performance Tier
    • Capacity Tier
  • Support for Deduplicating Storage Systems
Automated Recovery Testing
  • SureBackup Recovery Verification
  • SureReplica Recovery Verifcation
  • On-Demand Sandbox
Staged Restore
  • What is Staged Restore?
  • How does Staged Restore Work?
  • Requirements and Limitations
Secure Restore
  • What is Secure Restore?
Transport Modes
  • Data Retrieval
  • Direct Storage Access
  • Virtual Appliance Mode
  • Network Mode
  • Storage Integration
Cloud Connect Client Side
  • What is Veeam Cloud Connect?
  • Architecture
  • Deleted Backup Protection
  • Start using Veeam Cloud Connect
Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
  • Optional Components: VBEM
  • vSphere Web Client Plug-in
Veeam ONE
  • What is it?
  • Components
  • Deployment
  • Veeam ONE Monitor
  • Veeam One Reporter
  • Veeam ONE: Use as an Assessment Tool
Common Issues and Support
  • Performing Configuration Backup and Restore
  • Creating Configuration Backups
  • Restoring Configuration Data

Days 4-5: Veeam Certified Engineer Advanced (VMCE-A): Design & Optimization V1
  • Always-On™
  • Design and Sizing
Design and Sizing
  • DNS and name resolution
  • Veeam BackUp Server
  • Veeam BackUp Server Database
  • Veeam BackUp Server Locations
  • Veeam BackUp Server Proxy Sizing
  • Transport Modes
  • Repository Server
  • Estimating Repository Capacity
  • WAN Accelerator
  • Interaction With Hypervisors
Infrastructure Assessment
  • Stages of POC
  • Important Data to Collect
  • Network and Firewall
  • Veeam ONETM
  • Permissions
  • MS Hyper-V
  • VMware vCenter
  • App-aware Processing
  • MS Active Directory
  • MS SQL Server
  • MS Exchange
  • MS Sharepoint
  • Oracle
  • Protecting Veeam Backup & Replication Configuration
  • Proxy and Repository Servers
  • Scale-out Backup Repoistory
  • Deduplication Appliances
  • WAN Accelerator
  • Tape Server, Drives and Drivers
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
  • Indexing
  • Anti-Virus on Veeam Servers and Guest VMs
  • Veeam Backup Server
  • Silent Updates of Backup Server
  • VMware vSphere Tags
Audit and Compliance
  • Auditing
  • Compliance
  • SureBackup and SureReplica
  • Advanced troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques and methodologies
  • Detailed understanding of log files, creation reading and searching
  • Troubleshooting mode